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Top 10 Best Handheld Shoehorns in 2018 Reviews

Do you suffer from back aches whenever you crouch or bend to put on your shoes? If so, it’s high time you got yourself a shoehorn.

Some might call it a little invention. Others just don’t see its purpose when they can just bend over and get things done. However, a shoehorn’s real value can only be known by someone who has suffered from hip pain, sciatica, arthritis, and back pain.

Shoehorns are also of great help to the senior and expectant moms.

Besides helping people with mobility problems, a shoe horn also helps in maintaining your shoes’ shape! In fact, if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on your children’s shoes, get them this. It’ll help maintain each shoe’s stiffness.

What Makes a Good Shoehorn?

First, do know that shoehorns come in different construction materials including steel, wood, and plastic. While steel is more durable and flashy, its shoehorns tend to be a bit expensive. Wooden and plastic shoehorns, on the other hand, are affordable. On the downside, they may bend easily if abused.

Secondly, take into account the size of the handle. They come in all sizes ranging from 10’’ to over 30’’. On this note, you may consider going for a telescopic unit. These extend easily and can be used while sitting or standing.

With that, let’s see who the best performers in this niche are.

10. Kemuse Professional Metal Shoe Horn

  • By: Kemuse 
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 1.7 x 0.1 inches

From Kemuse, this stainless steel shoe horn is an economical way of keeping your shoes in good shape for long. Having being made from stainless steel, Kemuse won’t break or bend easily. Again, it won’t collect dirt and dust easily.

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It measures 15.5’’ which is just enough to save you from bending over each time you want to put your shoes on. In addition, it has a wide mouth which goes well in different types of shoes and boots. Its edges are well rounded and won’t cut your shoes either.

Even better, it has a thoughtfully designed handle with no sharp edges to hurt your hands. Moreover, it has a strong lanyard for easy hanging.

Pros

  • It won’t rust or bend easily
  • Compatible with most shoes and boots
  • Easy to keep clean
  • Has a cord for easy hanging

Cons

  • None identified

9. Kamiki Hard Wood Shoe Horn

  • By: kamiki 
  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 1.6 x 1 inches

Wooden items, especially those with a traditional hand-made style, always appear elegant and classic. That’s why we had to include this wooden shoe horn in this list for the sake of those who fancy wooden items.

Featuring a 15th Century design, this Kamiki Hardwood Shoe Horn has been a favorite choice for many people across the globe. This shoehorn has been crafted from extremely hard harvested wood for durability. It has then been professionally finished to make it attractive and easy to slip your leg into your shoes.

Without forgetting, Kamiki measures 29.5’’ and has a lanyard with which you hang it near your shoe cabinet.

Has it any setback? Sure. This is wood, not metal. As such, it may not withstand repeated abuse.

Pros

  • Has an elegant design
  • It’s durable
  • It’s long at 29.5.”

Cons

  • May break easily if abused

8. Utopia Plastic 18’’ Handled Shoehorn

  • By: Utopia Home
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches

Are you looking for an inexpensive option to save you from the back pains associated with crouching and bending over, this shoehorn from Utopia demands your attention? At a little over 5 bucks, you should never slave as you push your legs in those boots again.

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This smooth and sleek shoehorn is made of hard and flexible plastic. It’s, therefore, ideal for almost any type of shoe. It flexes easily to let you get in your shoes with much ease. Again, its flexibility design prevents it from damaging your precious shoes.

Utopia Shoehorn measures 18’’ long. It has a curved handle that makes using it simple. A hole in the handle also allows you to hang it on the wall.

However, being plastic, this shoehorn requires great care to prevent breaking.

Pros

  • It’s inexpensive
  • It’s flexible and easy to use
  • It’s long

Cons

  • May break easily

7. BlueCosto Chrome-plated Stainless Steel Shoe Horn

  • By: BlueCosto 
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 inches

We all love shiny things. Or at least most of us do. Again, we are always after value for our money when shopping. We want things that will last forever without spending much on them. That’s human nature anyway.

BlueCosto is 16’’ long. It features chrome plated stainless steel construction design. It claims to be the heaviest and the thickest and, therefore, the most durable. Its well finished shiny surface gives it an alluring and deluxe look.

BlueCosto has thoroughly smoothened surfaces that will never cut into your shoe or your hand. It also has a hook-like handle that makes using more of a breeze.

Notably, a high percentage of its users appreciate its length, thickness, usability, and durability. However, others claim that its mouth is too wide for their tiny shoes. Luckily, BlueCosto has a satisfaction or full refund guarantee.

Pros

  • Looks deluxe
  • Durable
  • Good for a gift

Cons

  • Might be wide for some shoes

6. Nalutar 15″ Handled Shoehorn

  • By: Numplar
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 0.1 x 1.8 inches

Nalutar is amongst a few other shoehorns designed to accommodate all users. It’s made of stainless steel and comes in 5 different colors to choose from; pink, blue, green, brown, and red. The handle has a soft and firm grip that makes using easy and fun.

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It measures 15’’ long and the mouth is 1.8’’ wide. This width will perfectly fit in most shoes including high boots. Nalutar has a unique tilt which coupled by its smoothness makes sliding into your shoes a cinch. The stainless steel body won’t bend, and neither will it scratch or cut your shoes.

Pros

  • Comes in different vibrant colors
  • It’s metallic
  • Fits most shoes

Cons

  • Slightly pricier than others

5. Schake 31″ Handled Shoehorn

  • By: Shacke
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

This pack of 3 extra long shoehorns has the best value for your hard earned money. Though perfect for seniors, these plastic shoehorns are also ideal for anyone with assisted mobility issues.

They are crafted from sturdy plastics and are, therefore, durable and help with various types of shoes and boots. Their curved handle design offers a superior comfortable grip. The handle can also be used to hang the shoehorn in cabinets.

On the downside, these shoehorns measure 31’’ long. Thus, they may not be comfortable for small users.

Pros

  • Are cheap
  • Are extra long
  • Have a superior grip and hold

Cons

Too long for short users

4. FootMatters Metal Expandable Shoe Horn

  • By: FootMatters
  • Item Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 1.5 x 0.4 inches 

FootMatters is amongst the most versatile shoehorns that the market boasts today. FootMatters’ ability to expand between 16-31 inches is a big plus since the user can utilize in different positions.

This shoehorn’s shaft and blade are made of a lightweight but hard aluminum alloy. It also features a flexible steel spring that makes it easy and fun to put your shoes on.

Despite its unique design, a good number of its users find it too hard to use. On the upside, its 100% money-back guarantee should make things rights if at all it’s not ideal for you.

Pros

  • Has a deluxe design
  • It’s expendable
  • Easily portable
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Cons

  • Some find it hard to use

3. Home-X Long Handled Shoe Horns- 2 pcs

  • By: Home-X
  • Item Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 1.7 x 0.4 inches

Another highly affordable and versatile option by Home-X, this pair of shoehorns should help you slide in your high boots and shoes without breaking your back.

They are made of plastic and will, therefore, bend to accommodate your shoe contours. They also have a smooth and narrow mouth making them ideal for tight shoes and boots. To your benefit, you get 2 shoehorns. As such, you can have one at home and another one for travels.

Pros

  • They are long
  • They are narrow

Cons

  • They break easily

2. Shoe Horn Pro Comfort

  • By: Shoe Horn Pro
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 1.5 x 0.4 inches

By Shoe Horn Pro, this is another advanced shoe horn that you should consider having in your shoe cabinet and car.

Shoe Horn Pro has a telescopic stainless steel handle that fits your height needs. Its ability to collapse into a compact design again makes it ideal for on-the-go use.

This shoe horn again has a wide well-smoothened mouth that lets you slide into your boots or shoes without catching your socks or digging into your shoe.

Pros

  • It’s telescopic
  • Usable in different positions
  • Durable

Cons

  • Some have locking problems

1. Schake 24″ Long Handled Shoehorn

  • By: Shacke
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

This 24’’ long shoehorn by Schake tops our list of the most reliable shoehorns for this year. It’s made of sturdy synthetic plastics.

Its length makes it easy to put on your shoes without bending or crouching. It also has a unique handle that offers sure and comfortable grips.

With an exceptionally high star rating of 4.8/5, we have no option but to flag Schake 24’’ as the best shoehorn, we have on the market today.

Pros

  • Made of sturdy synthetic
  • Has a unique handle
  • Perfect tilt

Cons

  • Plastic may break with abuse

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